Congratulations to our partner Paleterias Tropicana for completing today the final stage in the 2017 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year (Mr. K) Award process.
Co-Founder and owner Jose Luis Valdez represented Paleterias Tropicana at the Top 10 Business CEO Panel. Jose Luis shared the story on how he and his family visited KC in 2004 and decided that this was the perfect place to start his new business a "paleteria" offering home made and natural ice cream and paletas. Jose Luis also shared with the panel the keys to the growth of his company and the importance of having a great business partner "Lucia".
Many of us know, that the original Westside store was just the beginning. Today, Paleterias Tropicana has 4 stores (3 in KC and 1 in Wichita) and a new store under construction in KCK opening in July 2017.
On May, 16th, the announcement of the winner of the Mr. K Award will be made. As Jose Luis stated, "We absolutely want to win, but we are honored just to be nominated for such an important award."